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6 hours ago, Keyrock said:

Our sun is too small to supernova. Instead, in 4-5 billion years the sun will turn into a red giant, its outer layer will swell up and either engulf the Earth, destroying it, or stop a bit short burning off the atmosphere and vaporizing everything on the surface. 

Which means that we should be envious of supernovae that they get such a quick end, while we get to be boiled like lobsters. :(

(Not really though..)

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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56 minutes ago, Azdeus said:

Which means that we should be envious of supernovae that they get such a quick end, while we get to be boiled like lobsters. :(

(Not really though..)

On the off chance that humans are still around 4 billion years from now, we should have advanced far enough to where relocating elsewhere isn't much of an issue. We'll have plenty of warning, on the order of tens or hundreds of thousands of years. If we haven't advanced enough or simply choose to stay put then we deserve to boil like lobsters.

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I wonder if there is beer on the sun

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4 hours ago, Keyrock said:

On the off chance that humans are still around 4 billion years from now, we should have advanced far enough to where relocating elsewhere isn't much of an issue. We'll have plenty of warning, on the order of tens or hundreds of thousands of years. If we haven't advanced enough or simply choose to stay put then we deserve to boil like lobsters.

Well, to be fair, the only way to get a quick death would be to live near a binary star that goes type Ia. Type II will still swell before going boom. But yeah, other than that I agree

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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11 hours ago, Keyrock said:

On the off chance that humans are still around 4 billion years from now, we should have advanced far enough to where relocating elsewhere isn't much of an issue. We'll have plenty of warning, on the order of tens or hundreds of thousands of years. If we haven't advanced enough or simply choose to stay put then we deserve to boil like lobsters.

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Matter and energy had ended and with it space and time. Even AC existed only for the sake of the one last question that it had never answered from the time a half-drunken computer technician ten trillion years before had asked the question of a computer that was to AC far less than was a man to Man. 

All other questions had been answered, and until this last question was answered also, AC might not release his consciousness.

All collected data had come to a final end. Nothing was left to be collected.

But all collected data had yet to be completely correlated and put together in all possible relationships.

A timeless interval was spent in doing that.

And it came to pass that AC learned how to reverse the direction of entropy.

But there was now no man to whom AC might give the answer of the last question. No matter. The answer -- by demonstration -- would take care of that, too.

For another timeless interval, AC thought how best to do this. Carefully, AC organized the program.

The consciousness of AC encompassed all of what had once been a Universe and brooded over what was now Chaos. Step by step, it must be done.

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And AC said, "LET THERE BE LIGHT!"

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 And there was light --

 

 

 

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And some companion tools:

Nukemap and Missilemap by Alex Wellerstein.

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"Turned wrong way round, the relentless unforeseen was what we schoolchildren studied as 'History,' harmless history, where everything unexpected in its own time is chronicled on the page as inevitable. The terror of the unforeseen is what the science of history hides, turning a disaster into an epic.”

 

-Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

 

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2 hours ago, Agiel said:

Nukemap and Missilemap by Alex Wellerstein.

That un-gimped Tzar Bomba is a blast! :nuke:

 

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Yeah, pun intended. Good thing it is too big to be practical.

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“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2020/10/04/the-proud-boys-are-furious-that-gay-men-have-taken-over-proudboys-on-twitter/#2a3947d2aafc

Two very different groups of men are at war on the internet today: the far-right cadre known as the Proud Boys—and the thousands of gay Twitter users who flooded that platform with pro-LGBT images, marking those posts with #proudboys.

The hashtag trended in North America throughout Sunday with gay Twitter users sharing images of themselves, their spouses and other gay people. Several celebrities added their voices to the mix, including Star Trek’s George Takei.

“We’re proud of all the gay folks who have stepped up to reclaim our pride,” Takei wrote, posting a picture of himself and his husband Brad. It received nearly 75,000 likes. “Our community and allies answered hate with love.”

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"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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Wouldn't say religion in itself is a consipracy theory.  If one said that all religion is being used by some shadowy group to control humanity, then could work it on to the chart, maybe ?

Didn't think the Denver International Airport was that sinister, other than the demonic horse statue.

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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2 hours ago, Malcador said:

Wouldn't say religion in itself is a consipracy theory.  If one said that all religion is being used by some shadowy group to control humanity, then could work it on to the chart, maybe ?

Didn't think the Denver International Airport was that sinister, other than the demonic horse statue.

Well, it wasn't really that organized, more like a bunch of old fogies with beards that wanted to control less bearded people with smaller hats.

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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2 hours ago, Malcador said:

Wouldn't say religion in itself is a consipracy theory.

I would counter this by saying its the biggest conspiracy theory ever loosed on mankind. Specifically engineered to control masses and cause tribalism without a single shred of hard evidence. Imo.

"Real" and "conspiracy" are in the eye of the beholder wrt religion...unless you can point me in the direction of any proof whatsoever? Ill give you until the end of time to provide a link. :p 

2 hours ago, Malcador said:

If one said that all religion is being used by some shadowy group to control humanity, then could work it on to the chart, maybe ?

Isnt it though? Maybe not so shadowy, but religion is used every single day to control humanity. Dont we see real life religious strife to this very day?

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Well, if you can prove a conspiracy theory it isn't one 😛 But the chart seemed more than ends rather than the means, so there'd be redundancy as the lizard people use it to enslave humanity through Christianity while The Illuminati uses Islam.

A security flaw in a hi-tech chastity belt for men made it possible for hackers to remotely lock all the devices in use simultaneously.

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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New studies are showing that people who believe in conspiracy therories actually have high IQ's.  Maybe a bit daft depending on the conspiracy but yeah.

And no, religion is not going anywhere with conservatives, they have their own little religious community and constitute about 25-30% of the country.  

Liberals have their academic "professional" high towers in the cities and suburbs and that appears to be sufficient for them.

Leftists have literally nothing in this country, because we have no party and no voice so we don't have any spiritual centers.

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"America would be unrecognizable if it had ordered the separation of corporation and state like it orders separation of church and state."

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36 minutes ago, ComradeMaster said:

New studies are showing that people who believe in conspiracy therories actually have high IQ's.  Maybe a bit daft depending on the conspiracy but yeah.

And no, religion is not going anywhere with conservatives, they have their own little religious community and constitute about 25-30% of the country.  

Liberals have their academic "professional" high towers in the cities and suburbs and that appears to be sufficient for them.

Leftists have literally nothing in this country, because we have no party and no voice so we don't have any spiritual centers.

proof. you made this claim previous.

any reputable study we has seen shows a more direct link between lack of education and belief in conspiracy theories. iq is not specific addressed most times as iq tests themselves is less objective than one would hope for when conducting these kinda studies. education is concrete and objective. "what is the highest level of education you attained?" is no judgement involved. iq test score is objective proving how you scored on an iq test as 'posed to how intelligent a person is. iq tends to be lower for conspiracy theory believers, but is a fail to draw any such conclusions 'bout intelligence and conspiracy theory belief in part 'cause iq tests is themselves suspect.

bs receptivity is higher 'mongst believers in conspiracy theories with diminished iq being identified as a factor, but again, lack o' education AND being a loser (denotative and not connotative) is the more relevant indicators. if you feel like you personal have gotten the fuzzy end o' the lollipop and you lack education, then your bs receptivity goes up predictable. more unfairness you believe you suffered and less education received results in increased bs receptivity.

schizotypy is presenting the best correlative juxtaposition or predictor o' a belief in conspiracy theory. not clinical schizophrenic, but possessing psychological characteristics which is common in a schizophrenia diagnosis is what is schizotypy. schizophrenics and individuals with schizotypy tend to score poor on iq tests, but again, a typical iq test is a transparent flawed way to assess a person with attention span limitations and disorganized cognition.

try and refrain from seeing the profound in unsupported claims regarding high intelligence and a belief in conspiracy theory. such claims is not gonna help your position and may hurt.

bs receptivity/schizotypy... not need look very far to find obsidian board examples.

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8 hours ago, Malcador said:

Wouldn't say religion in itself is a consipracy theory.  If one said that all religion is being used by some shadowy group to control humanity, then could work it on to the chart, maybe ?

Didn't think the Denver International Airport was that sinister, other than the demonic horse statue.

Well, according to Tom Delonge, religions were created by aliens so it still counts, at least for him. lol

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1 hour ago, Gromnir said:

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Donald Trump is a puppet to Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation, is a conspiracy theory, and it is gobbled but by "respectable" and "educated" people in many circles.

"America would be unrecognizable if it had ordered the separation of corporation and state like it orders separation of church and state."

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1 hour ago, ComradeMaster said:

(attempt to distract)

so, no proof? 

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"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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Have you hugged a cow today? If not, you should. Cow cuddling is apparently good for humans 🤔

 

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20201008-is-cow-hugging-the-worlds-new-wellness-trend

 

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“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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20 hours ago, Gorth said:

Have you hugged a cow today? If not, you should. Cow cuddling is apparently good for humans 🤔

 

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20201008-is-cow-hugging-the-worlds-new-wellness-trend

 


That's the dumbest thing I've read today. And that includes things Drumph has written this week. 😄

They smell, they're dirty as **** and dumb as a doorknob. The only good cow is a steak.

 

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Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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3 minutes ago, Azdeus said:


That's the dumbest thing I've read today. And that includes things Drumph has written this week. 😄

They smell, they're dirty as **** and dumb as a doorknob. The only good cow is a steak.

 

well, the pictured cows is dairy cows. just as stinky. just as dumb. dairy cows tend to be less ornery 'cause is tougher to milk a hostile bovine even if is mechanical milking. clean a cow and then they smell more like wet grass than anything-- less smelly.

clean a cow wouldn't inspire us to embrace it. 

milk sometimes ends up as cheese. whole lotta varieties o' cheese which requires a cow to exist. minor quibble, but we would point out steaks and cheese. 

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an alpaca? they is docile (typical) and fluffy, but perhaps not big enough to fit the requirements. 'course there is bigger alpacas.  have never hugged an alpaca, but we have given neck rubs to a few... am admitting the manner in which the critters lean into and respond to a neck rub with obvious appreciation brought a childish smile to our face.

alpacas do have vocalizations which may startle folks who ain't familiar with the critters.

HA! Good Fun!

 

 

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"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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